Sources: Kentucky targeting Hamdan as OC
Pete Thamel, ESPNFeb 10, 2024, 02:09 PM ET
Kentucky is targeting Boise State offensive coordinator Bush Hamdan to become the school’s next offending organizer, sources told ESPN, with an offer expected to come together in the upcoming days.Hamdan is a veteran offending coach who brings SEC experience from his time at Missouri and coordinating experience at Boise State and the Washington.Boise State completed No. 6 nationally in hurrying offense in 2023, averaging 214.9 hurrying lawns per game. Boise State won the Mountain West championship and completed No. 26 in the country in overall offense.Hamdan was the pass game organizer and pass receivers coach for Chris Petersen at Washington when that school reached the College Football Playoff. He also coached quarterbacks in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons.Hamdan’s anticipated departure opens among the most intriguing offensive coordinator jobs in the nation. Boise State returns 8 beginners on offense, including Mountain West Player of the Year Ashton Jeanty, among the nation’s top running backs.Boise State also made one of the most appealing offseason acquisitions, as they added quarterback Malachi Nelson, the nation’s No. 1 general recruit in 2023. Nelson moved to Boise State from USC after the 2023 season.Overall, Boise State returns 17 beginners and appears poised to be among the leading Group of 5 programs next season.Hamdan will change Liam Coen, who left Kentucky to end up being the offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.